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abuttal

[uh-buht-l] /əˈbʌt l/
noun
1.
abuttals.
  1. those parts of one piece of land that abut on adjacent lands; boundaries.
  2. Also, buttals. Law. the boundary lines of a piece of land in relation to adjacent lands.
2.
the act or state of abutting.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; abut + -al2
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British Dictionary definitions for abuttal

abutment

/əˈbʌtmənt/
noun
1.
the state or process of abutting
2.
  1. something that abuts
  2. the thing on which something abuts
  3. the point of junction between them
3.
(architect, civil engineering) a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge
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